Book your stand at the 2018 Mission Possible Careers Show
Book your stand at the 2018 Mission Possible Careers Show

Exhibitor bookings are now open for the East of England’s largest skills and careers event.

A record-breaking 6,000 visitors from 38 schools across the region attended in 2017, finding inspiration for their future careers in a fun and engaging atmosphere. The Mission Possible Careers Show 2018 will be held on Thursday 21st June, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, once again at the East of England Arena.

Targeted at 14-24 year olds, the event is organised by Opportunity Peterborough’s Skills Service team and aims to:

  • Showcase the wide range of businesses, sectors and opportunities on offer, both locally and beyond
  • Improve the aspirations of young people
  • Inform and inspire young people about different career paths
  • Enable businesses to fill skills gaps with talented young people from their local area.

Sector-specific exhibitor ‘zones’ help to guide the experience for visitors, with interactive exhibits and activities that provide a valuable insight into what it is like to work in different sectors. Sponsors are already confirmed for the ‘Creative’ and ‘STEM’ zones, but there are still many sponsorship opportunities available to enhance your organisation’s exposure to teachers and young people, ranging from sector zones to a careers zone or teacher zone.

As a result of the continued success and year on year growth of the event, shell scheme stands are being offered for the first time in order to improve the flow for visitors and provide a more professional setup for exhibitors. There is a small charge for exhibitors to cover the cost of the shell scheme, with prices starting at £300 (+VAT) for a 3m x 3m stand, however an ‘early bird discount’ of 10% is available for stand bookings received before 16th February.

Mandy Baker, from Manor Fresh Limited, exhibited last year and said afterwards:

“The Careers Show provided a unique platform to promote our work to schools across the region.”

Hannah Del Ponte, from The College of Osteopaths, also commented:
“We left the event knowing we had spoken to many young people and potentially opened their eyes to a career they hadn’t considered before.”

Another key change for this year is the introduction of two hour pre-booked visitor slots for school groups to ensure a steady flow of students throughout the day and prevent any over-crowding. Schools from across the East of England have been invited and over 2,500 students have already confirmed their place.

For more information about the Mission Possible Careers Show, including full details of sponsorship and exhibitor packages and video highlights from last year, visit Alternatively you can contact The Skills Service team on 01733 863696 or by email